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Bad-weather-play exploration outdoor workshops
Curated by Ríonach Ní Néill
Suitable for:
Children and families
2.5 hours
Outdoors. We can come to you


Imagine looking out of the window with delight as the rain comes bucketing down, or a gale is howling around you? Imagine the growing mucky puddle on your road leading to excitement and playfulness? WeatherPlay wants to make this a reality. How do we harness the power of the wind and the rain for play? How do we make you want to get out of bed on a wet Galway morning? How do we make the dark evenings the best time for children to play outdoors?

WeatherPlay encourages children to be active and creative outdoors on any day of the year. Artists Michelle Browne with Rhona Byrne and Hilary O’Shaughnessy invite children and young people from across the city and county to rethink our relationship with the weather through a series of active exploratory workshops, and get involved in devising new ways to play with the elements throughout the year.

If you and your group would like to host an outdoor exploratory workshop with the artists, check the dates above and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can be a formal group, or an informal group of children and parents. Be prepared to go outside, no matter what the weather!


To host an exploratory workshop, contact

Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann is created and curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, and commissioned by Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture.

Tá Hope It Rains | Soineann nó Doineann cruthaithe ag Ríonach Ní Néill, agus coimisiúnaithe ag Gaillimh 2020, Príomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa.